Genetically modified crops

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Genetically Modified (GM) crops are playing an increasingly important role in farming systems around the world. Their adoption globally continues and it is estimated that 170.3 million hectares of GM crops were grown during 2012. This is an annual growth rate of six per cent, up 10.3 million from 160 million hectares in 2011. In Western Australia, GM cotton and GM canola have been commercially planted in Western Australia since 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Genetically modified crops in WA

For more information on commercial and experimental plantings of GM crops in WA and other experiments, go to genetically modified crops in Western Australia.

GM Legislation

For more information on GM legislation, go to regulation of genetically modified crops in Australia.

GM Education

For more information on GM education, go to GM education.

What is new in GM crops

For more information, go to what is new in GM crops.

Contact information

Genetic Modification Policy and Regulation